14 Coolest Sword Fighting Video Games

14 Coolest Sword Fighting Video Games

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a multiplayer hack and slash video game, the game was initially PC exclusive. The game originally started as a mod for Half-Life 2 known as Age of Chivalry. In the game, the plot is a civil war in the fictional kingdom of Agatha and you have to choose between Agatha Knights and the Mason Order.

Blade Symphony

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Blade Symphony is yet another multiplayer game on this list, the game is an action video game with heavy sword-based dueling mechanics. The developers of the game, Puny Human who also published the game themselves site Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an action-adventure video game released in 2015 by Polish game developers CD Projekt RED and published by the parent company known simply as CD Projekt. The game is not theoretically a literal sword fighting game as it has a lot of other elements but in my opinion that is the beauty of it as well as the awesome story with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt being one of the best action adventure games ever made based on the reviews of game critics and game awards.

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Bushido Blade

Bushido Blade is a 3D fighting game developed by Light Weight studios by Square (not to be confused by Square Enix) and Sony Interactive Entertainment. The game allows you to fight one on one in samurai style combat with Bushido being the samurai code of honor.


Bayonetta is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed by PlatinumGames and published by SEGA. You play as the namesake protagonist Bayonetta set in the fictional European city of Vigrid, as Bayonetta you have the abilities to shapeshift, use various firearms, magical attacks and also your awesome Shuraba sword.

Dark Souls 2

Dark Souls 2 is an action role-playing video game where you play as a human who has come from the Undead (you can customize your character), you play with a variety of enemies from your wildest imaginations. There are a variety of weapons in Dark Souls 2 from spears, maces, and daggers but the majority of the best tier weapons are swords.

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Die By The Sword

Die By The Sword is a sword fighting action-adventure video game developed by Treyarch and published by Tantrum Entertainment, the game allows you to create custom characters and avatars and controls them in sword fighting deathmatches and cooperative multiplayer battles.

Shadow Warrior 2

Shadow Warrior 2 is a first-person shooter released in 2013 (with the reboot released in 2017) with the first Shadow Warrior game being released in 1997. The game may be a first-person shooter game it also has melee combat which is very key and effective as there is a lot of close quarter combat.

Mount & Blade: WarBlade

Mount & Blade: Warblade is a standalone expansion pack for the action-adventure hack and slash series that is Mount & Blade, it is one of the most popular games of its medieval sword fighting genre. What made this such a big game is its introduction of multiplayer gameplay which allowed big matches of hundreds of players fighting in teams against each other allowing players to roleplaying being a medieval warrior all they like!

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For Honor

Many people hoped that For Honor will be the high resolution and improved version of Mount & Blade: WarBlade, however, the game sold well in the first month but problems with Ubisoft’s infamously bad multiplayer servers making the game unplayable when you take into account that milliseconds have a big impact in sword fighting games. However, the game is still good if you have good internet or are playing as LAN and has the best graphics in the genre right now.


Nidhogg is a bit of a unique video game here, it’s a 2D side-scrolling two-player fighting game, it has basic graphics but the game is actually very fun to play and requires skill and strategy and a whole lot of practice. The game is very fast paced and it will keep you on your toes and it allows for 3 different attacks; low attacks, medium attacks, and high attacks.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an action role-playing video game that is set to be released in February 2018 by developers Warhorse Studios and publishers Deep Silver for Windows, the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One. The developers revealed that the game’s plot is set in Bohemia in 1403, with the old king now dead and a no clear successor your brother takes control of the throne and mismanages the kingdom and it’s your job to reclaim back your rightful place.

Heavenly Sword

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Heavenly Sword is yet another action-adventure hack and slash game on this list of the 14 Coolest Sword Fighting Video Games, it was developed by Ninja Theory and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment in 2007. The game has heavy martial arts mechanics with also melee based combat, with a variety of different stances, moves and counters.


Nioh is a Japanese action role playing game developed by Team Ninja and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, it is set in the 17th century where you play during the bloody civil war before the Tokugawa ascension. The game has a lot of historical references however it also has a lot of Japanese mythology and folklore with many levels requiring you to defeat monsters and the game even lets you use yin-yang magic in combat.

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